RED DEER - Hockey Alberta, jointly with Power Edge Pro Hockey (PEP), is pleased to announce PEP as its official skill development partner moving into 2018.
The partnership entails extensive use of the PEP training system, known as Reactive Countering TrainingTM, from grassroots to elite level hockey programs across Alberta.
“Hockey Alberta is pleased to be working with Power Edge Pro Hockey to enhance skill development opportunities for players of all ages in Alberta,” said Justin Fesyk, Senior Manager, Hockey Development for Hockey Alberta. “PEP’s array of on-ice equipment and teaching resources will provide coaches at all levels with new and creative instruction techniques for individual skill development within a team environment.”
Hockey Alberta and Power Edge Pro will work together to offer PEP’s unique training methodologies to all of Hockey Alberta’s members. The partnership will allow teams to purchase, at exclusive Hockey Alberta pricing, PEP’s expertise (initial coach training and bi-weekly webinars), resources (iPad app and HUDL software), and patented on-ice equipment to implement PEP directly in practices.
The partnership will leverage Hockey Alberta’s Regional Centre structure and PEP’s certified instructor network, with further opportunities to use the PEP training system at every practice through PEP’s Youth Association Partnerships program.
“We are very familiar with the hockey community in Alberta,” said Joe Quinn, President of Power Edge Pro Hockey, “This partnership illustrates Hockey Alberta’s progressiveness in the skill development space, as well as its desire to adopt innovative and fun training programs to engage its members in the sport for life.”
PEP has trained four of the past five WHL draft first overall selections, all of whom have hailed from Alberta.
About Power Edge Pro Hockey
Power Edge Pro is a player development system utilizing Reactive Countering TrainingTM. RCT engages multiple motor skills simultaneously, syncing the hands, feet, and mind, to accelerate a player’s skill development and game transfer. PEP’s Reactive Countering TrainingTM has been a key element of NHL MVP Connor McDavid’s training since he was 11 years old, and has since been adopted by players from house league, to competitive minor hockey, to the NHL. Other pros training with PEP include John Tavares, Taylor Hall, Matt Duchene, and Sam Gagner. PEP prides itself on unparalleled skill development and its ability to engage the hockey community through unique and fun practice programs.
About Hockey Alberta
Hockey Alberta is the Provincial Sports Organization and governing body for organized amateur hockey in the Province of Alberta. Hockey Alberta’s Vision is Hockey for Life, and Hockey Alberta encourages participation on both a competitive and recreational level for those who enjoy hockey for the sportsmanship, skill and enjoyment it can provide. Hockey Alberta’s Regional Centre network includes offices in Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Lloydminster, Red Deer, Calgary and Lethbridge. In 2016-17, there were more than 65,000 registered players on approximately 4,000 teams in Alberta.